We have the silver "yearling" badge. How about a gold badge for old timers who've been an active member for 10 years?

It could be contingent on getting X reputation over the past decade.

Related: Badge suggestion: Badge for being active member for 3 or 5 years

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    Sounds like a cool idea to me; unlike the Beta badge (which no one will ever earn again on SO) this'd be something that those slackers who waited around until '09 to join the network could look forward to.
    – Shog9
    Commented Aug 21, 2018 at 20:10
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    5 year proposal, from 5 years ago, apparently it's that time again! Commented Aug 21, 2018 at 20:41
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    @benisuǝqbackwards I asked the question 20 days too early. Had I waited, it would have been exactly 5 years ago :)
    – Zain R
    Commented Aug 21, 2018 at 21:15
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    We'll need to nail down the name and exact criteria, but we have to do this, it's a moral imperative! :)
    – user50049
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 10:46
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    If we call it a decayed badge I might support it ...
    – rene
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 10:50
  • @Tim how about: "Part Of The Furniture"? :) Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 10:54
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    my vote goes to "Old Fart" name for this badge
    – gnat
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 11:08

2 Answers 2


Not an (exact) spec, but laying out a few notes to help:

  • Count this by the # of yearling badges awarded, that allows someone to take a break without resetting the counter completely. Doesn't have to be consecutive years.

  • 'Decadian' isn't a word (there's no formal salutation I can find for something that turns 10), but I think we need to make this a gold badge that describes something that gets better with age. Cheese comes to mind, but some folks don't care for animal products in their bling, wine has alcohol, as does fruitcake. Hmmm....

  • 'Decadated' is a play on dedicated, but not sure if that's too cheesy (or cheesy enough (see previous point))

There's also something we could conceivably open up to someone that has ten years of active experience on the site (while a padded room is appropriate, this would need to be delivered digitally), or maybe we could send someone an award for this. We're open to suggestions.

Anyway, we've got less than 6-8 weeks before folks start collecting double-digit yearling badges, so we need to come up with specifics pretty quickly :)

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    Maybe they'd appreciate some dedicated swag like a tshirt that reads "I lost 10 years of my life at stack exchange" or "Been at stack exchange for 10 years and got the tshirt" the possibilities are endless!
    – Magisch
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 11:30
  • There is "centenarian", "nonagenarian", and "octogenarian" so why not "genarian"?
    – ale
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 12:14
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    Oh, sorry. The term is actually "denarian".
    – ale
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 12:18
  • Or, what's wrong with "double-digits"?
    – ale
    Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 12:19
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    I think the criteria sounds good. How about decadeling along the same lines as yearling? Commented Aug 22, 2018 at 13:19

I like the idea, but I think there should be a different name for every year badge earned, it will make it more exciting!

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